Below is a post from a veteran who was in Syria and Afghanistan.
It is unedited and unformatted as it appeared on Facebook. Below that is a response from a person who knows the veteran:
I don’t typically go on rants or express my political beliefs here, but I just have to get this off my mind. As some of you know, I’m active duty Army. Aside from that, I am a medic. I’ve spent 3 years of my life overseas in both Afghanistan and Iraq. I’ve seen some pretty atrocious sites caused by war, from both sides. I’ve picked up blown up body parts of friends and I’ve saved the lives of guys who were trying to kill me and my guys right before I was keeping them from their 72 virgins or whatever they believe awaits them on the other side. Here is an unbiased truthful view to the Syrian refugee situation. My first deployment to Iraq, in 2006, my unit voluntarily ran a childrens burn clinic outside of the FOB. It was a constant target for attacks. You would think that people wouldn’t shoot mortars or rockets at their own children, but you would be wrong. We saw hundreds of children, from infants to 18 year olds. The overwhelming majority of the kids we saw (90% or better) were clear cases of abuse. These parents were literally dunking their kids in boiling water, or throwing hot chai at their kids faces… Yes, we’re talking about babies, toddlers, kids not even old enough to understand why their parents would do these things to them. HUNDREDS of kids… We saw quite a few of these kids that were sexually abused, both girls and boys. Their parents acted if nothing was wrong with this, even when confronted by our doctors. This is the mentality of their society, not the viewpoint of a few individuals… these beliefs have been accepted to the vast majority of these people. Many were educated, well dressed, well spoken men, but yet, they still raped their own children, and kept chai boys (if you don’t know what that means, google it.) During that deployment, we also captured the 3rd largest EFP cache that had ever been captured. There were hundreds of copper plates, homemade explosives, fake curbs to house the EFP’s, hundreds of mortars and rockets and howitzer rounds, even an anti-aircraft gun. All of these things came from one place, Syria. Almost every single IED or EFP we found or hit could be traced back to Syria… A lot of the terrorists we captured were from SYRIA… Imagine that. Fast forward a couple years, and I find myself in Helmand Province, in Afghanistan… We had a group of Afghani’s that were paid to help guard our little mud hut in the middle of an Afghan village (I wasn’t on a fob) These guys also kept a “chai boy” A boy, about 11 years old, who was there to serve these guys sexually. We heard him being sexually assaulted many times, but there was nothing we could do about it. We asked the police, the Afghan Army, and we were told the same thing every time…. it’s their culture, and accepted as the norm…. Once again, we captured Syrian made explosives, weapons, and other items… We found Syrian passports during raids… And people out there want us to let these people into the US, with our kids, and near our wives. Near our schools, near our churches, synogogues, malls. Places where we should never have to fear being blown up, shot, kidnapped and tortured… Don’t forget what they did to the Egyptian Coptic Christians, or the Jordanian pilot… Don’t forget about what they do to rape victims! They stone these women to death for being raped! They behead their own people. Do you think they will show mercy to you? Look at the rape statistics in Denmark, Sweden, Belgium. Facts don’t lie… 97% of rapes committed in Sweden were committed by Muslim immigrants… And you want 10,000 of these people here? Even if just 1% of these so called “refugees” were ISIS supporters or active ISIS terrorists, would that be acceptable to you? Chew on it… think about it. Take a good look at your kids or your wife and decide if the risk is worth taking. Feel free to share this if you want.
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While I totally believe everything happened as your friend says happened, as my post states and makes very clear, not all Syrians are Muslims. Right now the majority of the Syrian people want the Islamists out of their country. The Islamists are destroying their country. The Islamist rebel groups in Syria are not Syrians. It is the Islamist groups that make those types of bombs and use them on civilians. And they use chemical weapons from Turkey on civilians, too. So let’s just clean out ISIS and Islamist rebel groups from Syria and there will be no Syrian refugees to worry about. Syrians want to remain in Syria. They don’t want to leave. Those who are in border camps can’t wait to go back to Syria. The majority of these “refugees” trying to get into western countries are not Syrian. They are the same slime that go to Syria to fight with ISIS and Islamist groups. A mix of Libyan, Algerian, Egyptian, Tunisian, Moroccan, Chechen, Saudi Arabian and Afghani. They are Islamist mercenaries. That’s who make up the majority of the “refugees” coming to the west. And that’s why so many of them don’t have passports or ID. ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria are buying Syrian passports and also stealing them from those they capture when they take villages and towns. The majority of Syrians who were displaced by ISIS or Islamist rebels went to other parts of Syria that were protected by the Syrian Army. Since Russia began expelling Islamists, about 1 million Syrians have returned to their homes. One million in just the last few weeks. These people want to remain in Syria or return to Syria. No western country should be accepting any refugees right now.